"WE'RE GETTING CLOSER TO BEING APART"* - B.M.I. - 1:20
Composer: - Charlie Feathers-Stan Kesler
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - June
or July 1955 / Songwriters Demo
Released: - February 15, 2013
Reissued: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17311-2-31 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY BOX 1950 - 1959
seems as though the Sun vaults never ceased yielding up treasures. This sat for over thirty years on a quarter track tape marked Stan Kesler that featured, among other things, Stan's own attempts at singing. Stan realised that if he was to stand a chance of
selling his material, he needed to have a good demo, so he enlisted the help of Charlie Feathers and gave him 50% of both this song and ''I Forgot To Remember To Forget'' in exchange for singing the demo. Feathers certainly earned his cut on this song. It
is a beautiful hillbilly lament, despite the contrived title, and Feathers handless it to perfection. His phrasing on ''please tell me...'' during the chorus is wonderfully bizarre. The chorus is followed by Stan Kesler's hesitant attempts at playing the fiddle.
Little gems such as this help to compensate to a small degree for the many Feathers cuts that were recorded-over during 1954 and 1955. Interestingly, Feathers remembered the song and recorded it for Vetco twenty years later. As similar as it was to ''I'm Left,
You're Right, She's Gone'' it's entirely possible that this was designed for Elvis Presley's ears.